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conference today, president obama sounds a dire economic warning over the sequester he calls for yet another delay in those spending cuts. and he calls for another tax increase. now it's up to republicans to respond. remember, spending cut sequester goes into effect in 24 days on march 1st. the sequester by the way was originally the president's idea. let's get right to what the president said. john harwood joins us thousanow all the details. >> as you know, there are two ways to go about deficit reduction under the sequester law passed in 2011. one is the full ten year sequester. that's $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over ten years. the other is to do it piece meal. if do you it just for the rest of of the year, it would just be $85 billion. president obama said if congress can't agree with the full pack annual by march 1st, we need to do something smaller in the name of staving off damage to the economy, to consumer, and to federal workers. here's the president. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, about they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is s
. anyway it came to the attention of the whitehouse, it was discussed president obama decided against it at the time and others who counseled against the proposal including vice president biden, tom dawn lynn who was recently a your show the national security advisor and susan rice. those are kind of the two camps, the whitehouse against the rest of the government as it existed at that time. but now we have a new national security team. >> rose: where was dennis mcdough know. >> i don't know where he was for a fact but i know dennis was very close to president obama. and i would probably put him in the camp of those being cautious about getting more deeply involved in the crises. and i think the argument would have lined up this way. on the side of caution, you know, you would be getting more deeply involved. and i think the concern president obama had was by supplying weapons would be in effect involved in a approximately war against a regime supported by iran and russia. on the other side of the debate the argument was well nothing else is working and we need to increase the press
of the union and what the proposal president obama laid out in the second term. >>> later, the president brought up an eamericaing technology, 3d printing. >> new worker are masters the 3d printing. >> we'll talk to an innovator in that field and hear her remarkable personal and professional story. professional story. back in a moment. lucky charms?! ♪ yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they're magically delicious ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> let's do it without the brinks man ship that scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth, the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufacturing crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> president obama 66th minute state of the union address this week, the first in his second term. joining me now with analysis is tony t fratto. michael beschloss is a presidential historian. tony, let me kick it up with you. what do you think? can we get an economic policy that doesn't stress consumers or scare investors, as the president said? >> it's hard. act
stuart: we just had time to squeeze in the "highlight reel." >> president obama and harry reid wants more "revenue." >> and looking to expand it. >> republicans would have been blamed for any tax increase on the middle class. >> the end result being he takes more money off of wealthy people. >> it slows us down gradually. >> many can say texas don't matter. of course they will in the long run. stuart: here we come. what a perfect moment to throw it to dagen and connell. connell: good morning, everyone. dagen: america is a good bet. here to tell you why. connell: one of our guests in this hour could be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mar
about immigration to president obama. the president welcomed the business leaders to the white house tuesday. he is pushing his "pathway to citizenship" plan for illegal immigrants already living in america. many republicans oppose the idea. the president believes a new immigration system benefits the broader economy. meanwhile on capitol hill, the mayor of san antonio, texes, julian castro, told a house committee yesterday he supports the pathway to citizenship. he also addressed the guest worker program some lawmakers want. "that may be one way to do it. however, in terms of the 11 million folks who are here, certainly putting them on a path to citizenship, ensuring that after they pay taxes, they pay a fine, they learn english, they get to the back of the line, that's the best option." castro calls the country's immigration system "broken," but adds that congress is on the cusp of making progress. president obama is seeking short-term solutions to fix the country's debt problems. the president has asked congress to decide on short-term spending cuts in lieu of a bigger package of
in this as well. some people do not even know how to find it. ashley: president obama pointed the finger at congress again today. urging lawmakers to act. >> congress allows this meet cleaver approach to take twice. it will jeopardize our military readiness, it will eviscerate job readiness and education and medical research. ashley: while the president surrounded by first responders asked congress for a short-term fix. if the sequester were to take waste, hundreds of thousands of emergency personnel would have their jobs in jeopardy. if congress were to take action, it looks like it would be down to the wire. just eight days to go until the cuts hit. the president prodding coming just after deficit talks. lou dobbs coming up in just a few minutes to wait in on that. tracy: i guess this is their fourth in three years. office depot and officemax in talks to merge. could staples be the big winner here? ashley: new details in the multibillion-dollar diamond heist in belgium. this story straight out of the movies. cheryl: it is like oceans 11. let take a look at metals. gold, silver, copper
to have you on the show. we will see you in a bit. > > thanks for having me. president obama turns up the heat on members of congress to avoid automatic cuts to federal funding that could start by the end of next week. the deadline was created to help settle the debt ceiling crisis in 2011. but as our cover story explains, so far, sequestration has become another term for a stalemate. standing among first-responders who'd face cutbacks statrting march first, president obama called sequestration "a meat cleaver approach." "these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousand of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction; people will lose their jobs." automatic cuts in federal funding were meant to scare congress into compromise. at risk, fema grants to pay firefighters during disasters, loan guarantees to small businesses, fewer food inspectors, border patrols, and air traffic controllers, to name a few. "i've never taken the sequester seriously. it's a gimmick to reach agreement." economics professor lawrence
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breaking news stories this hour. president obama to speak in 15 minutes time. he will ask congress to come up with short-term packages to put off automotiatic spending cuts. hampton, we begin with you, budget office right now releasing its budget and economic outlook. give us details. >> reporter: the budget office, assumes no change in current laws, 2013 fiscal year budget deficit, $845 billion. cbo projects first time below $1 trillion since 2008, 5% of gdp, well below the peak of 2009. saying deficits decline as a percentage of gdp could dip as low as 2.4% in 2015. then they start to rise again in 2016. that 10-year-old cbo deficit projection increased overall to 4.6 trillion for the 2013 decade up from $20.2 trillion in it's previous. cbo sees real gdp growing 1.4% in 2013, the sub died growth limits businesses to hire more workers, cbo projecting unemployment rate to stay near 8% this year, also expecting unemployment rate to remain above 7.5% through 2014. debt and deficits will be larger, the cbo says, if current laws were modified and rising health care cost and increased federal h
tore president obama to derail this rally, now that we don't have to worry about the debt ceiling? >> not only debt ceiling but last tuesday he put up sequestration. we're not going to come to an agreement, a couple of solutions, kick that can down the road, time to think and talk about it. you saw it grind higher. not real volume. listen, you want them, pay up, we're happy to sell on the way up. >> we're going to talk about apple during the course of the session, course of the program. what is your takeaway from what tim cook said or didn't say today? >> listen, i think it's very interesting this whole conversation with what einhorn has now created with apple. this conversation ensuing. i like apple. i like apple where it is at the moment. >> did you like it all the way down. >> i said a long time ago when it started to crack at 700, you had to be careful. there's so many names we saw at the end of the year, get into it, push and push the way the market got ahead of itself. i fully expect the market will back off some. it needs to some. if you look it up, exactly what it did over
. another developing story, yet another obama administration member warning about the fallout of the spending cuts. the clock keeps ticking down to the march 1 deadline. rich edson has the very latest. rich: good afternoon, shibani. highlighting the dangers of the automatic spending cuts. president obama is trying to get people in congress to try to agree to taxes on wealthier people. the law requires the administration to cut other positions. in a statement, the beef association rights, this place has a legal duty on the usda and administration to carry out this service. a duty in which we have recognized as essential in the past. while we understand the hardships placed on the agencies through sequestration, we are severely disappointed secretary millsap has chosen to take his path of threatening to halt and speculations. if not you have to give notice. you can only implement this caught in a really short window. there are not that many nonessential people that you could lay off for three months to avoid having to deal with the inspectors. rich: there is little movement in c
should contribute. stuart: relieve the rich should contribute, tax the rich. president obama pushing for more tax increases yesterday. in an interview on cbs before the super bowl he said there is no doubt that government needs new relation. he promises strong economic growth this year coming on the heels of an economic contraction in the fourth quarter along with the rise in the unemployment rate. and everybody's taxes already went up as of january 1, taxes may go up some more. from taxes to the market. the dow above 14,000 for the first time since 2007 friday afternoon. let's bring in nicole. it is not like it was going to hold at 14,000, now futures are down, how much are they down? nicole: you can see the down arrows, 69 points pulling back awfully 14,000 mark. traders are not surprised. we have run up so much so far so fast. coupled with great political uncertainty in europe, something there and having to watch. it is not surprising to see a little bit of a pullback and a very strong dollar. stuart: thank you very much, back in a second. the ravens return to baltimore this morni
revolution, chairman of the case foundation and a member of president obama's jobs and competitiveness council. steve, good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of inflection points in those speeches last night. but the notion of h 1 b, immigration, got a huge ovation. i wonder if you think this is real this time, and if so, what has changed? what makes this possible now? >> i think it is a moment there's now bipartisan support for a comprehensive immigration reform approach. i think people in talking about this for more than a decade, in the technology and entrepreneurial community have been talking about stapling green cards to diplomas. now it feels like republicans and democrats are coming together. so hopefully in the next few months we can build this coalition and pass immigration reform with a strong robust high-skilled immigration component. >> you're going to testify today before the senate judiciary committee on this topic. what is the net effect going to be on the effectiveness of startups in this country, on the labor market? because some are still making the market it's actu
attack e-mails. in terms of what the obama administration can do, i think this gives us the opportunity and significant leverage with the chinese to increase the amount of transparency and debate on cyber and especially to increase the dialogue with the people at the center. >> woodruff: is it the sort of thing a company or individual can say sign up for security software and prevent? >> i wouldn't worry necessarily as an individual but as a company i would download the report, i would take it to my i.t. or security staff and say what are we doing about the issues in this report? and then at the higher level, at the strategic level, i would swhal is my government doing about this? what is the position that we're going to take with the chinese. the they now have a hold they can use in discussion with our allies, the chinese government that is not classified, it's unclassified. >> woodruff: very quickly, are we talking about legislation or somethat that can be done by executives? >> well, many support the legislation that chairman rogers who has put forth and for anyone who has privacy re
as they are released. and president obama says we have to grow the economy, create good jobs and everybody will find out why raising the minimum wage might have just the opposite effect. liz: just a few hour g hours age was hit by a cyber attack. earlier today an alarming report was released claiming china's military, the government military has been hacking into a lot of american companies and organizations, 140 plus. is there a hacking war being waged? the chairman of the company that spotted it and found it. a company that put out the report, the ceo of the company to help defend against these tests come back attacks. david: the possible move to take it private is dell. how do they do? ashley: on earnings per share, $0.40, the aspect was 39. on the revenue, 13.3 billion. a beat on the revenue as well. there are some other numbers as we delve into this, consumer revenue for the quarter was down 24%. they will not be giving a quarterly outlook because of the efforts to take the company private, but certainly a beat on the earnings and revenues. david: let's go to mark sebastian. dell is doing pret
, a week from now, president obama is going to do his state of the union address, okay? typically the market doesn't respond well when the president talks. then we're going to start to get into some of the nitty-gritty, some of the spending issues. that would be a perfect opportunity for the market to give half of that back. so we've had a 6% rally. why not, you know, reclaim three of that percent over the course of the next few weeks. >> do you feel like we're acting a bit bullish with regard to the markets? i get the feeling it's more buying from kaufton as opposed to selling at this point, right? >> i think that's right. first of all, you've approached a couple of psychological hurdles on the dow and the s&p. we've seen what earnings season is going to give us. we're approaching the sequester cuts on march 1st and there is an increasing belief that they're going to be triggered. and so when you add on to that the fact that payroll taxes went up and the economy is going to be pretty sluggish here in the first half of the year. so i agree with phil that we're probably going to gi
gersh reports, president obama today asked congress to delay the cuts before the march 1 deadline. >> reporter: with $44 billion in spending cuts in defense and most other federal programs just weeks away, the president urged congress to pass a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to ease the immediate hit. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on ca
. nemo dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas. president obama has declared connecticut a disaster area, which makes it eligible for federal aid and at least 15 deaths are blamed on the storm. travel delays are easing. amtrak says it will have limited services in new york and boston. it's not the typical story you hear about in the u.s. in february as tornados tear through mississippi. >>> three companies biggest investors have joined southeastern management's objecting to the deal. but the latest edition, 14% now say they'll vote against the buyout. as far as dell's stock is concerned in frankfurt, it is still up 2%. >> eric schmidt is cashing in. the google claim has filed to sell 42% of his shares in the company. he will sell shares through a regular trading plan spread out over a year to reduce the market impact. analysts say it could hint at him playing a smaller role in the company going forward. schmidt handed the reigns to larry paige in 2011. google shares down about 0.8%. still up about 11 fers, 12% over the last six months. different story than major competitor apple. >>
of the titans. >>> and japanese prime minister shinzo abe is heading to walk to talk to president obama. just what kind of reaction can abe expect from washington? we'll give you a preview. >>> before all that, let's recap what's happening in markets. we've seen more activity, in fact, higher volume over the last couple of sessions, really, than we've seen for much of the year. the volume is coming on a sell-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of th
, president obama today asked congress to delay the cuts before the march 1 deadline. >> reporter: with $44 billion in spending cuts in defense and most other federal programs just weeks away, the president urged congress to pass a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to ease the immediate hit. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the pres
, we are "on the money," and we are on the state of the union. what the president obama laid out in the second term. >>> later, the president brought up an emerging technology, 3d printing. >> new workers are mastering the 3d printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. >> we'll talk to an innovator in that field and hear her remarkable personal and professional story. back in a moment. in america today we're running to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu. ♪ >>> let's do it without the brinks manship that scares consumers and scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth -- the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from o
want to find out what you think about this policy and the move proposed by the obama administration. the numbers on the screen -- as always, you can reach out to less with social media. the addresses their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it s
expressing outrage. meantime, china is calling for calm. >>> the state of the union, president obama set to deliver an address to congress tonight. and stocks getting a slow start to the week. the s&p falling for a fifth straight monday. today is tuesday, anyway, february 12th, 2013. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> asian markets shrugging off the tests in north korea. but markets in china, taiwan remain closed. north korea says a miniaturize ed nuclear missile was tested. the u.s. ambassador to south korea responding to all of this. >> it's a very provocative act that undermines regional peace and stability and i think it would be critical for us to coordinate very closely with you and our colleagues in south korea going forward. >> we're going to talk more about washington's reaction and what this all means for geouncertainty and our guest hosts for this hour, jared bernstein who works as the chief economist for joe biden. tony is joining us and capital alpha markets managing director chuck gabriel. they're also going to talk state of the union. john harwood sat down with dave ax
, president obama will attempt to pitch the job to firefighters against further raising taxes on the rich. ers kin and bowls will be here with a solution to the sequester. we'll talk about google as it nears $800 a share. and the company that has written detailed reports on how the chinese are hatching american industry. will join us live in the next hour of "squawk on the street." >> all right. make your past to post nine. >> they did it with the offering. this is holding. freeport did its giant equity offering and moves all the way down. eye a buyer here. >> goldman up on gnc. >> gnc has been remarkable. this is like herbalife is a supplement company. sh a retailer people just love and i think it goes higher. >> gilliad. >> when does it quit? the answer is never in an environment where you still get slow growth and they've got a lot of good stuff in the pipes. >> biomarin. >> this is one of those companies that has been a specialist in or fan drugs. i've had them on air on "mad money." they are a remarkably good cup. >> arco. are they in apple, are they out of apple? i think they're in apple
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, to lead the department of the interior. two years ago jewel introduced president obama at a white house conference on america's great outdoor initiative. she noted $289 billion outdoor recreation industry is the source of 6.5 million jobs. she is being nominated to succeed ken salazar, who devoted much his tenure promoting renewable energy and public land and managing the 2010 gulf of mexico oil spill. a little background. she has a degree of mechanical engineering from the university of washington. she began her career as engineer for mobile oil. she began her career as commercial banker. i thought that was interesting. she is married with two children. the president is expected to make the nomination at top of the hour. lori: i can't believe she is leaving rei. they make cool stuff. >> they do books? lori: books? no. melissa: it is quarter to. as we do every 15 minutes, let's check the markets. nicole petallides is on the floor of the new york stock exchange, watching names that report after the bell today, nicole. >> no book titles here right now. let's talk about earnings, earnings,
. they're now grounded. white house officials say president obama will ask congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic cuts across the board that art scheduled to kick in march 1st. heat the president will make his request tuesday afternoon and a public statement at the white house. the automatic cuts, if they're allowed to proceed, could require widespread layoffs and indiscriminately affect defense programs in domestic spending accounts. white house officials say congress needs more time to work out a 10 year plan worth more than one trillion and deficit reduction. >> jackie sissel the live in san francisco taking a look at the gas prices. >> they are going up. this past january was the second most expensive january ever for gasoline. the chevron and standards as the $3.95 as the guest for regular unleaded gasoline. it is up 24¢ in the last month. these numbers are brought to you by triple a, four california. $3.93 is the average. that is up 33¢ and last month, up 14¢ and as the last seven days. that puts
, political activist, director now, co-chair, president obama's election campaign. welcome to post 9. it's great to have you. >> thank you. >> you know how to light up a room, or a trading floor in this case. >> yeah, thank you. it was a lot of fun. this was my first time here. >> definitely the way to see it. this is the primo tour. when you get to come to the balcony. walk us through the new initiative that we have. do you have to try all of these? >> i tried more than this. i tried many, many, many flavors. i didn't try 4 million, but almost 4 million flavors were submitted to the consumers of this contest. i think the million-dollar prize attracted some people. but these are the three finalists. they're really interesting, good flavors. america gets to vote on the winner. >> can you describe what chicken and waffles tastes like? >> you don't know? have you never had chicken and waffles? >> no. >> i have, but i can't imagine it on a potato chip. >> that was a little interesting taste the first time i tasted it. but really creative. very interesting. the sarachi is nice. cheesy garlic
you had the commerce department -- obama administration, you had the commerce department saying we want these people in and the state department saying, no, we want to keep them out. the only person that can resolve that debate in government is the president in that case or the prime minister. obama based on understanding the economic impact of people not coming to the u.s. basically instructed the state department to make changes. >> china isn't helping itself with all of the headlines with hacking and its involvement in spying potentially. maybe all allegations. but if there's political concern from the top about opening whether for tourism or work more generally, this is maybe a difficult time to make the sell. >> it's difficult. that's always the excuse that the interior ministries come out with. we produced research last year just inside the g20 countries. if the u.k., india, china, and u.s. relax some of these visa policies, it would create another five million jobs, bring another $60 million of income into the countries. security forces and interior ministers need to do thei
quality. so we think it's a very fair return. >> david, obama care is coming. how is that going to affect your company? >> we see obama care as driving change in the marketplace and change is good because maybe to your core question, the status quo is not acceptable. we need to take costs out of the system and increase quality. for us, focus more on services. the change in the marketplace is a positive. one of the biggest changes we see happening in the united states is the opportunity to partner with physicians, to collaborate with physicians, to drive increases in health quality. today we have over 50 collaboratives already up and running in the united states where physicians are more paid based on the quality of outcomes haves the quality of services. as a result, people are getting better quality of outcomes, better services and costs are coming out of the system. >> david, give us a -- your outlook for the year ahead and a little bit beyond that. to what extent, when washington is -- it's in the middle right now of the process of trying to find cost savings. do you expect some of tho
at 400 and above, they're part of the economy. they're getting whacked with the obama care and the deal that was arrived at. all of these things -- >> austerity is ugly. getting there. >> so is oil -- oil's not supposed to go up when the economy's slowing. >> you have the central banks that are printing money. >> you do. >> it's got to go up. >> think about what would happen if they weren't. and in -- all bets off on what happens with the ten year now, too. if we're in a slowing environment. gold suddenliy -- we're immediately going back to 2.75 or 3%. and the dollar's been something to behold in terms of the yen. you don't see that often. and especially when it's telegraphed by --not the guy with the hair, the guy named after lincoln, right? abe. >> abe? >> is it abe? >> or abe. >> i know it. lincoln is hot. >> abe to me. >> lincoln is hot. >> you think it's going to win? >> there's a movie every day. there's that and the o'reillys killing lincoln and "lincoln: the vampire hunter." >> i read the book. >> but? >> i did. >> you had that much time? >> i office a plane. i tried on a plane.
, nicole, thank you very much. well, president obama has missed the deadline to submit a budget proposal to congress, and house republicans propose legislation to force him to do it. liz: rich edson has the details, rich? >> on wednesday, the house votes on a bill to require the president to submit a budget to balance the nation's finances. it goes to the senate where it likely dies. this is the first round in the latest budget fight. next month, automatic across the board spending cuts hit the federal budget. to replace the cuts, democrats call for a mix of tax increases, spending cuts, and republicans say the tax issue is closed. >> replace the president's sequester, we need the democratic colleagues to be serious about spending. i wish i could give the american people more cause for optimism, but we see the president's budget is late, and the senate has not had a budget in four years. >> the response from democrats, a spokesperson for nancy pelosi writes, "republicans need to stop governing by sound bites. the bill brought to the floor this week does not address the urgent needs of th
we're here on squawk. >>> also, calls to the white house. president obama will be meeting with a dozen ceos today. and the bulls trying to battle back. it's been a good year, but now stocks coming off their worst losses this year. it's february 5th, 2013 and squawk begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. ike becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is off today so we are again joined by steve liesman. also at the table with us this morning, our guest host is andy surel. andrew just talked about the markets. stocks ending at session lows yesterday. in fact, all ten s&p sectors closed lower. yet the bulls betting this is nothing more than a bull pac. but we will have a number of powerful investors for their thoughts throughout yao the morning. jim o'neill will join us in just a few minutes. then in the next half hour, the man charged with making sdigs for how blackrock invests more than $1 trillion, the firm's chief investment strategist, russ koesterich. nouriel roubini will be joining us and we're going to ask him for his current view of the world. in t
coming at us. we got dodd-frank, which isn't out yet, really. and we got obama care. and obama care, when you look at the complexities in that plan, health care costs are going to go up, they're not going to go down. and you've got temporary workers to deal with. retail has got a hell of a problem. going from 35 hours a week to 30 hours a week for a temporary employee. if you've got 50 employees. you want 49. there's so many complexities in these two things. so my concern about acceleration, is regulatory. warren may have a different view of that. >> interesting thing is i agree with everything jack has said, but it's -- it's i don't come away as pessimistic as he does. but he's absolutely right about, you know, about what's happening with health care, and everything. i don't disagree with a word that he said. that he said. >> and i'm not pessimistic, warren. i'm not pessimistic. i just think we -- we're at a position where we could really take off if we had the right policies. >> yeah. well i -- i -- the interesting thing kind of is that america really is doing better than the rest of th
to meet president obama and will return to japan on sunday. abe will likely pick the possible candidate after returning to japan. abe's pushing for aggressive monetary easing. he will bick a nominee who supports his vision to achieve the 2% inflation target. the leading candidates for the boj governor include toshiro muto. a another prominent county is haruhiko kuroda. the asian development bank's president for a 2% inflation target and was a top currency diplomate in the late 1990s. kazamata iowata is a strong candidate. he's an advocate of more quantitative easing. the current boj chief will step down on march 19th. back to you, kelly. >> let's get a view on this from michael plasnik. so where does the yen go from here? >> i think it's important to take into context the comments made by abe and aso. you have to reverse engineer the situation. they're not going to be able to hit a 2% inflation without a significant yen weakness. so they need the yen to weaken about 40%, auto% in order to get 4% inflation over a two-year period. so if you reverse engineer from there, you say, what do yo
show, he's come on "morning joe," "new york times," "financial times," but the obama administration, which effectively kicked him out of that job, if you remember, and said, you know, has really reembraced him. they had him out campaigning in the fall. he was at biden's big party in december, he was at hillary clinton's house, you saw just last month. no, i wasn't there. i thought it was a story about power and the return to power, and in a city where people drop people at a whiff of trouble -- >> the mayor never dropped him. >> i think many of his friends never dropped him. i thought it was an interesting sort of look at both steve and new york. >> what he was accused of, what we're talking about here, i'm shocked. that louis renault at its best, isn't it? like that was never done before? >> it was done, by the way, not just done for his case, but carlisle and about nine other -- >> don't show langone. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there?
it out. big business leaders just now arriving at the white house to meet with president obama to talk about what? this time, a plan for an immigration law overhaul. is anybody listening to the big business leaders? the head of the congressional budget office hopes so. he held a nos conference today acting as town crier warning about the nation's budget and fiscal problems. rich edson and peter barnes. the latest, who is there and what do they want to tell the president? >> well, i think the president wants to tell them a thing or two, liz. you know, part of this is -- part of the white house reach out campaign talked to all the constituencies out here in the big battles over the budget and taxes and fiscal reform, and now, today, immigration. the president meeting with about a dozen ceos. they have been coming in here. the meeting starts in about five minks. among them, the ceo of goldman sachs, coca-cola, yahoo, among the executives visiting, again, today, we've seen them before, and this strategy has worked for the president. as you know, after he met with them, a couple of times, h
away from its all-time high and a taxing debate in washington. president obama once again says he's going to seek to get new revenue to help bring down the deficit and specifically, he's now calling out carried interest tax breaks again. we'll see where that goes. plus, the story that everyone is talking about this morning, the ravens holding on to beat the 49ers in the super bowl after the lights went out for 45 minutes at the superdome. we're going to try to keep the lights on. "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is on vacation today so we're joined by steve liesman. we're happy to have him here. our top story this morning, the market. we have assembled a trio of wall street's most respected voices to join us for the next hour. we have a lot to talk about this morning. plus, there is that issue of the lights going out at the super dole last night. officials say an abnormality in
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resumed. boston 4i9 with two feet with snow. the governor ordering schools to remain closed. the obama administration declaring a state of emergency in connecticut which will help them get federal moneys for the cleanup. they saw record snow, over three feet. schools there also remaining closed today. we've got some updated outage numbers. some of the figures we had from the weather an hour ago, particularly in rhode island, significantly underreported. here are the new numbers that we have. only 135,000 customers still without power across the northeast. majority in massachusetts, over 110,000. that's down from about 400,000. so they've worked really quickly there. in rhode island the number is now 20,000 down from peak of around 70,000 over the weekend. close to 1400 still in the new york area. and over 200 in connecticut. but that connecticut number might also be higher. the numbers well below hurricane sandy overall. ford's head of u.s. sales says the auto dealer doesn't see any major impacts like they saw during sandy due to the snowstorm. during sandy they lost nearly 200,000 car
and andrew ross sorkin. making headlines this morning, president obama is holding a white house open day-to-day hack-a-thon. >> oh. >> it's about hacking. >> duh. >> i thought it was about filling the entire places with hacks. >> i knew that's where you were going. >> that's what i thaw it was, a swear. >> come on, mr. brand new iphone. >> yeah. the administration is inviting developers and tech experts to come and share ideas. i thought it was just axelrod and a couple of the -- you know, i'm sorry. i apologize for that. hack-a-thon res common in the tech industry, complete with beer, pizza, sleeping bags, they're basically athletic events for technical geeks. i can't get beyond what i think a hack-a-thon is. it's such a perfect name. i was just thinking, we just talked about geeks today. did you see google today? >> i did. >> do you know who this guy is? i would feel inadequate. do you know add ward gorey? he was born in 1925 and it's about doodling. but they need to -- those guys at google every day need to prove their ultimate geekiness to us. >> or you can use it as an opportunity t
'll solve it. i was with peggy noonan this weekend on "meet the press." they say obama just wants to scare us, congress wants to scare us too. we're tired of it. we recognize -- roger was on this morning and he said, people are going to wake up and say, wow, the national parks are closed? no, there's not enough -- yes, long lines and travel. maybe take the train for change, maybe get in the car. i just don't think that there is enough to scare us yet. meanwhile, the defense stocks are red-hot. uss truman has to stay docked, can't go to the gulf. let's get some priorities, navy. 250 golf courses, really nice. >> the other side, comes up with bernanke tomorrow, maybe things are better than the market anticipates. and then how does he actually stop it and can he successfully do it so we don't get a huge backup in rates. >> it is a real worry. >> it's got to be. >> of all the people who are going to talk about it, isn't bernanke the guy you want tomorrow if you're a bull in this market? he's likely to go up there more so than some of the other speakers who have been out and around and here and
, a staredown between president obama and congress on spending cuts the market continues to climb that wall of worry reaching an all-time high. more now on this week and what this week could tell us about that historic number. good to so you guys. fir, let me ask you about the end of the day here. we were up more than 200 at the end of the day. we ended up 175. what did you see in terms of action? was there some stock for sale? >> not so much stock for sale. just saw the market kind of tested at 200 and then just backed off. not a sense of all of a sudden profit-taking. just kind of churning and backing off. i wouldn't -- i wouldn't -- it wasn't overly stock for sale. >> but, are you guys seeing the kind of conviction day in and day out to buy stocks still? >> no. i didn't see it on the way down. there was no panic selling, and i'm not seeing it on the way back you. all the clients i talked, to multi-strategy funds that are out there. watching the whole market swing back and forth and letting do its thing and not getting in the way of anything. very happy with their positions where they sta
that were proposed by the bipartisan simpson/bowles commission. >> of course, president barack obama is also saying we need new tax revenue as part of a followup dahle deal and today alan simpson and erskine bowles said they want even more cut than they had asked for before. while agreeing with the president on revenue, errse the former clinton white house chief of staff says he needs to push both sides. >> we're going to have to push the white house on health care. push the republicans on revenue. what we've tried to do is make enough cuts in health care to slow the rate of growth on a per capita basis to the rate of the growth in the economy. in our opinion that takes $600 billion to do over a ten-year period. >> reporter: maria, even if erskine bowles and alan simpson are successful in that, it's not likely to be before march 1st. this is all happening in public. private negotiations are not going on it. may be, as erskine bowles and alan simpson suggested today, that we need a public backlash from the consequences of some of those sequester cuts before there's enough heat for washington
is a good idea. they also don't feel good about how president obama and congress are dealing with each other on the issue. more than half suggest budget talks so far make them less confident about the economy. it doesn't mean they don't favor budget cuts. 53% back some move to lower spending. fed chair bernanke also addressed the sequester during his congressional testimony yesterday saying fed policy can't completely offset a drag from fiscal issues. >> the cbo estimates that it would cost about .6% of growth in this area and the equivalent of 750,000 jobs. would be a drag on near-term economic recovery. more broadly, all of the actions take then year according to the cbo would be a drug of 1.5% -- a drag of 1.5% points, quite significant. >> a more appropriate measure would be to introduce spending cuts gradually. he's back on capitol hill today testifying before the house financial services committee. that kicks off at 10:00 eastern. >>> karen is at the super return conference in berlin. the biggest players in private equity are there. karen, what do they think of what's going in washingt
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